Name: John Coulson
Burial Number: 0891
Occupation: Spice/Fruit Warehouseman
John William Coulson was born to John and Jane Coulson in North Woolwich London in 1874. His father was a Stable livery worker and an Iron Moulder. John lived in London with his parents and was the second child of 5. He had an older sister Eliza born 1871, and 3 younger brothers, George Alfred born 1876, Harry born 1878 and William born 1880. Brother Harry died in 1882 aged 3.
John lived most of his life in London and worked as a fruit packer at the family home of Carter Street and Charles Street in Limestone, London.
John marries in 1897 to Elizabeth Rebecca Avery and has one son John William George in 1898. From 1901 to 1911 John and his wife and son live at 26 Dora Street, Limehouse London. In 1911 John’s younger brother William marries his wife’s sister, Eliza in London. Unfortunately, William signs for short service in the Army in 1916 and dies of his wounds in 1917 in Boulogne France and is buried there. John’s other brother George also signs for short service and returns to live in London with his wife and children. Eliza marries and lives in London.
The following year of 1918 John William Coulson dies in Worthing and is buried in Heene Cemetery. John’s family were also living in Worthing with him at his time of death as his Son John William George Marries in Worthing in 1927 but returns to London. His wife also returns to London and dies in 1971
Researcher: Gail Warner-Clarkson
Location in Cemetery
Area: SES Row: 10 Plot: 22
Exact Location (what3words): loved.appear.fortunate
Ashes or Urn: Unknown
No description of the headstone has been added.
Sacred to the memory of my dear husband JOHN WILLIAM COULSON, dies 10th February 1918 aged 44 years "At Rest"
Name: John William Coulson
Maiden Name: Not applicable
Marriage Date: 02/08/1897
Spouse First Name: Elizabeth
Spouse Second Name: Rebecca
Spouse Last Name: Avery
Town of Marriage: Poplar
County of Marriage: London
Country of Marriage: England
Information at Death
Date of Death: 10/02/1918
Cause of death: Pleuro-Pneumonia 6 days
Address line 1: West View
Address line 3: Harrow Road
No obituary has been entered.
Money left to others: No value recorded
Value of effects in 2020: Not calculated
Living at 4 Carter Street Bromley, London – Father is a Iron Moulder and all the children are living at home
Living at 28 Charles Street – Johns father is not present on the census record, but mother is a dress maker and all four children present Eliza a Fruit machinist, John a Fruit packer and George is a labourer, William at school
Living at 26 Dora Street, Limehouse, London – John (27) is living with his wife (24) and child (2) John is working as a commercial clerk and his wife is a dressmaker working from home on her own account
Living at 26 Dora Street, Limehouse, London – John (37) is living with his wife (34) and child (12) with two boarders in their home. They have been married for 13 years and have only had one child. John is working as a Fruit Warehouseman now and his wife is still a dressmaker. Both boarders are also dressmakers